Trip Advisor named us the #1 site to see in our area!!

Tours are filling up fast so the BEST way to ensure you get the date and time you want....go to our online booking system by clicking the "Book Now" icon at the top.
You can also text (next best option) or call us at 231 445-0770!

The Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix are 28 of the most fascinating stone structures you will ever see in one town.  We give a wonderful, fun and educated tour and that you will cherish for years.  Why just drive by and not know a thing about what you are seeing?  We give you the inside scoop that no book or online research can match.

*Tours begin and end at Elements Gallery, 211 Bridge St., Charlevoix, MI 49720

We offer 2 options: 

GEM CAR TOUR: (MOST POPULAR) 50 min. gem car tour of ALL 28 homes.  
5 seats are available for $15 a seat or book a private tour for $75.

WALKING TOUR: 45 min. walking tour of the Park. Ave. section of homes (approx. 10 homes.)  $10 per person.
(If you have a group over 5 people, gem car tour is booked...or you want a little exercise with your tour, then the walking tour is a great option.)



Trip Advisor named us the #1 site to see in our area!!

See what the fuss is about....its easier than ever with our newly installed booking system!!

The "Mushroom Houses" of Charlevoix are 28 of the most interesting and fascinating stone structures ever built in the United States and...they are only here in good ole' Charlevoix, MI.!!!

They are a MUST see sight and there is no better way then with a fun and educated guide!
 We will give you the inside scoop and with all the fun tidbits and facts that no book or amount of online research can match!

We have been studying and interviewing home owners and historians on these magical structures since 2006.  Not only do we have the information, but we have the passion and hence our beloved "Best Tour In Town" slogan lives up to its name!! 

Booking your tours are so easy and user friendly there is no reason to wait!!

There are 2 styles of tours we offer at this time:

  • GEM Car "GiGi": 50 Min. tour at $15 per seat (5 avail. seats per tour) and we see ALL 28 HOUSES!!  This is the "most popular" tour because we see ALL the houses and you don't want to miss that!!
  • WALKING Tour-50 Min. at $10 per person for a beautiful 3/4 mile walking tour through the Park Ave. section of houses. (11 houses total)

BOOK it now and if you need to change the date/time or cancel all together...give us 24 hrs and receive a full refund or switch to a different time/date slot at no additional cost....its a no brainer!

All tours booked before Memorial Day will receive a free "Mushroom House" gift the day of the tour!!


Call anytime with questions at 231 445 0770 or click "BOOK NOW" anywhere on this site and get your magical excursion locked in won't regret it!!


We couldn't wait any longer!!

"GiGi" is finally out of Storage

With a newly purchased house and a year round home base for the tours, a.k.a elements gallery, we decided to wait no longer and get these GEM car tours going!!
Dress warm enough and this will be one of the most fun and most educational tours Charlevoix has to offer.
We take our 6 seat GEM car lovingly named "GiGi" and with your beloved guide, visit all 28 Earl Young Mushroom Houses.  We actually have a shot getting inside one depending on the rental status.

Special arrangements can always be made and until we start our booking system back up...we will schedule your GEM tour by appointment for $15 per seat.
We always offer our spectacular walking tours as well, which are $10 per person.
Starting Memorial Day Weekend....we will be doing a complimentary walking tour at noon each day too!!
We meet at elements gallery located at 211 Bridge St., Charlevoix, MI!!


Even though its still considered winter....we can still have fun!!

With Spring fast approaching...these little glimpses of 50 degrees and above have proven that we can do tours year-round!!
Unbelievably, we had a stretch of in-climate weather that made everyone get a dose of early spring fever!! 
So much in fact...I was able to pull "GiGi" right out of storage and gave some tours before the inevitable snow returned and example of the brave souls are shown below.

If tours this time of year are not your thing....then start thinking about when you want to book a tour this summer!!
We will be enhancing ALL aspects of our tours this year and have some fun and exciting new options and products!
Keep in mind that ALL tours will be running directly out of Elements Gallery located at 211 Bridge St. and we are so excited to be there!  

Our booking system will be up and running come May 2017 and tours will be running 7 days a week from 10:00 am-5:00 pm with additional scheduled and private tours on busy weekends.
Tours last approx. 45 minutes and the cost is $15 per seat. 

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